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Taisekiji – Head Temple of Nichiren Shoshu

June 7 Intro event

Taisekiji is the name of the Head Temple of Nichiren Shoshu. It is located in Japan at the foot of Mt Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture. In the “Document for Entrusting the Law which Nichiren Propagated throughout His Life” (Nichiren Ichigo Guho Fuzoku Sho), Nichiren Daishonin directed that the High Sanctuary of True Buddhism be erected at the foot of Mt. Fuji.

In 1290, Nikko Shonin, the Daishonin’s direct successor, founded Taisekiji. The land was donated by Nanjo Tokimitsu, a great lay patron of Nichiren Shoshu. Taisekiji is where the Dai-Gohonzon is enshrined, and where the High Priest lives. Nichiren Shoshu believers from all over the world come on pilgrimage to Taisekiji to pray to the Dai-Gohonzon.

The picture above is of the Hoando Temple where the Dai-Gohonzon is enshrined.

Join us at Myosenji Temple this Saturday, June 7th, at 2:00 pm to learn about Buddhism, to ask questions of our Chief Priest and learn to chant and change your life!